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Materials from 2.744 classes are posted shortly after each meeting. The syllabus has links to the same materials within the context of the overall schedule.

Lecture Videos are also posted shortly after every class.

Tuesday, February 6

About the class: user-centric, creative design (.pdf)
Symbol design and exercise results

Thursday, February 8

Design for human use: Uncommon common sense!
Butterfly Ballot test and results!

Hawaii alert system redesign and results!

Tuesday, February 13

meet the client:
Class introduction and wrapup (.pdf), Project brief with documents and indexed video.

What's in a name results!

Thursday, February 22

Visualization: ABCs of sketching
In-class visual memory test results

Video resources:
Sketching basics tutorials (arcs, lines, circles , ellipses)
One-point perspective tutorials

Tuesday, February 27

Website, schmebsite: Web design 101 and ABCs of sketching, continued (including seated in the 70s exercise) (.pdf)
the very basics, and how to upload files to the course website

Make sure you've downloaded Filezilla, as well as either Brackets or Sublime Text.

Thursday, March 1

Website, doubly-schmebsite: Web design 101.5 (.pdf)
wirefreames, html, and ccs. Make a simple website

Demo files from class:
1 html file template
2 completed html file
3 css file template
4 final styled webpage (1 page)
5 multiple page site

Zen garden, webpage/css examples
HTML tags
CSS properties

Tuesday, March 6

Sketching in 3D: 2 pt perspective

Video resources:
Basic shapes in 2 point perseptive

Thursday, March 8

Adding dimension to perspective:
Tone and shade

Video resources:
Basic shading and tone video and worksheets


Thursday, March 16

It's a wrap:
Shade and tone, Canson drawing

Canson drawing video resources (Pencil sharpener exercise):
Laying in the base tone (.mov, 17.7 Mb)
Pencil highlights (.mov, 10.7 Mb)
Pencil shade (.mov, 12.1 Mb)

More sketching with Scott Stropkay, Essential design

See additional examples by Scott Stropkay.

Tuesday, March 20

Designing in 3D
Sketch modeling introduction

Beth Sullivan, IC3D
Sketch models
Blue foam tips
Foam core tips